Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition)

The 40 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 edition)

Keep in mind that citation counts can never be exact, there is something like a 5% error in most of these numbers. Please do not fret about number 32 versus 33, as this is often not a statistically significant difference. More information about citations in INSPIRE can be found here.

Also note that the counts shown, and used in the rankings, are the counts as of 2019-12-29. Further, the counts shown by the ranking are only the cites satisfying the criteria for that list. Actual citation numbers in the database may change as corrections are made and papers are added, the links will take you to the updated numbers.

Annual and All-time 2005 editions

27270 core citations up to the end of 2005PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 6756 core citations up to the end of 2005
  2. 5083 core citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 3937 core citations up to the end of 2005
  4. 3802 core citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 3598 core citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 3560 core citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 3222 core citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 3201 core citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 3128 core citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 3020 core citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 2915 core citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 2909 core citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 2855 core citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 2840 core citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 2837 core citations up to the end of 2005
    A Large mass hierarchy from a small extra dimension
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). May 1999. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 3370-3373
    MIT-CTP-2860, PUPT-1860, BUHEP-99-9
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3370
    e-Print: hep-ph/9905221 | PDF

  16. 2775 core citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 2739 core citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 2707 core citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 2696 core citations up to the end of 2005
    Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jul 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567
    BU-98-17, ICRR-REPORT-422-98-18, UCI-98-8, KEK-PREPRINT-98-95, LSU-HEPA-5-98, UMD-98-003, SBHEP-98-5, TKU-PAP-98-06, TIT-HPE-98-09
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1562
    e-Print: hep-ex/9807003 | PDF

  20. 2694 core citations up to the end of 2005
  21. 2644 core citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 2644 core citations up to the end of 2005
    An Alternative to compactification
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Jun 1999. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 4690-4693
    MIT-CTP-2874, PUPT-1867, BUHEP-99-13
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.4690
    e-Print: hep-th/9906064 | PDF

  23. 2471 core citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 2448 core citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 2417 core citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 2396 core citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 2395 core citations up to the end of 2005
  28. 2393 core citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 2379 core citations up to the end of 2005
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  30. 2361 core citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 2349 core citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 2262 core citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 2237 core citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 2170 core citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 2152 core citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 2130 core citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 2089 core citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 2067 core citations up to the end of 2005
  39. 2050 core citations up to the end of 2005